Did Italian PM Giorgia Meloni wish for the inauguration of Ram Mandir? No!

The video of Italian PM expressing her gratitude for people who wished her birthday in a video is circulated with misleading narratives

Claim

Italian PM Message to Hindus for Ram Mandir

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Explanation

The Ram temple’s consecration ceremony took place on January 22 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Social media users are sharing numerous images and posts that purport to be connected to the Ram Mandir inauguration.

In this instance, a 12-second clip of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaking in her native tongue has gone viral online. This widely circulated video purports to be a message from the Italian PM to Hindus regarding the Ram Mandir. You can view some posts with similar claims here, here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

Using a Google reverse image search, we began analyzing the viral video and discovered the original post on PM Meloni’s official X account. The upload date was January 15th. The post was captioned in Italian as “Grazie. Siete la mia forza!.” When we translated this Italian caption to English it read “Thank you. You are my strength!”

When we advanced our search, we came across this audio translation tool namely @ezdubs_bot requested by an X user in the comment section, which translated the whole audio into English.

According to the translation of EzDubs, we found out that PM Meloni said, “Thank you all for the birthday wishes you sent me privately with posts on social media, so much encouragement which I will treasure, you are my strength, I love you” in English.”

Likewise, the same audio translation tool is used by another user to translate it to Hindi can be seen here.

The video released by Italian PM Giorgia Meloni is essentially a thank-you note for birthday wishes she has received, as the information above makes abundantly evident. On social media, this video is spreading misleading stories.

Conclusion:

Thus we conclude that the viral video claiming that the Italian PM sent a message to Hindus on the occasion of the Ram Temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya is false.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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